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ERIC Number: EJ815740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
The Contestation of Citizenship Education at Three Stages of the LINC 4 & 5 Curriculum Guidelines: Production, Reception, and Implementation
Robert, Pinet
TESL Canada Journal, v24 n1 p1-20 Win 2006
This article highlights how citizenship and citizenship education are sites of contestation. I have analyzed the process of curriculum making of the LINC 4 & 5 Curriculum Guidelines (TCDSB, 1999) through three stages: from production, through reception, to implementation. The production stage is investigated by contrasting commentaries from two members of the Advisory or Specialist Committees who helped to prepare the document. The reception stage is investigated through interviews with five present or former LINC teachers, who discuss how they used or are using the Guidelines apart of their curriculum-in-use. Although this LINC document can be characterized as representing a "Liberal democratic" approach to citizenship and a transactional approach to citizenship education in a multicultural framework, a minority position supporting a more critical and transformational approach to citizenship education is also evident.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada